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I’m Not a Walking Replica of my Mother- Bishop Oyedepo’s Daughter Responds to Critics



​On Sunday August 12th, Joys, the last daughter of the founder of Winners Chapel Overseer, Bishop David Oyedepo, shared this photo along with a post where she described herself as “crazy”

“Those who know me know that I’m crazy. I don’t blend in. I’m the one who’s yingin’ when everyone else is yangin’. I’ve been called an outcast by many outsiders. But the more I tried to fit in, the more I stood out. My differences wouldn’t let me stay the same. Everyday, I’ve come to let the differences that make me, shine through.

Tired of the need to stay the same, I’ve come to accept the real me. I’m not the same. And as long as I stay rare, there’d always be a need for all of me. For there would always be room for rarity. I have decided not to let the miracle of my birth be the sole miracle of my existence. The proof, is in my crazy”

However, it seems the post didn’t go down well with some people as she has been receiving messages from critics. Moments ago, she took to her Facebook page to clarify what she meant by “crazy” Read her post below:

“I ‘ve recieved way too many personal messages about this post below and so for the honest few, I have chosen to make a few things clear.

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It seems that many of us have misunderstood things too easily. You all have seen my posts for a while now, some of you have seen them for years on end, and you know that I absolutely adore my family.

That cannot, has not, and will not ever change. Anyone who tries to insinuate any different is purely looking for loopholes that just don’t exist.

To that group, you may need to find more profitable work because that, already is a failed venture. Then, there is this other group that expects me to be EXACTLY like my mother or sister, who are role models to many including myself. especially myself.

Thing is, you also may need to edit your expectation because that too, will not be happening.

I’m me and will never be anyone else. can never be anyone else. and will not even try to.

I love that my sister and I are not walking replicas of my mother. she teaches us not to be. she teaches that we are who God has called us to be, and that, with all sincerity. our differences make us unique, and that makes us an epic loving family. that, we are grateful to God for.

Ps, “crazy” purely means/meant different. This, you would understand if you read through the post honestly, completely and some of us, without negative intent.

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So, to those who honestly were confused on the original post, I hope you have recieved the needed clarity. But to those still looking for loopholes, sorry. failed venture.

Be you. Be who God created you to be. Yes, have role models (& you always can start with my mother and sister–right here on facebook even if you have nowhere else to turn). But don’t ever try to dim your uniqueness to fit in with the “world’s” definition of perfect.

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